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Sylvia's Cafe

248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
+1 207-667-7014
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (26 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a "local" and come here at least once a week for breakfast. Everything is made fresh to order. Very reasonable prices, great friendly service. This is a really good local restaurant where many locals eat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Walter C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sylvia's Cafe is rightly popular with locals, open for breakfast and lunch. The eggs were scrambled well, the sausages tasty, and the coffee delicious. A very friendly owner, a clean restaurant, and a moderate price. Note: the washrooms are outside in the mall; Sylvia's accepts...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jslocombe2016
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Large potion sizes. Reasonable prices. I had the half oatmeal which was more than my home portion. Not sure how big the whole portion would be! Pancakes large and fluffy, bacon very flavorful. Coffee full bodied. Wait staff friendly and yes the locals eat here...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tanya P
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Hard to see in a non-descript mini mall is Sylvia's Cafe. The advice is always to eat where the locals eat and this is the place. Standard diner type menu with breakfast all day. Simple decor. Plenty of parking. This place is busy so don't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Warren H
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Ate lunch here recently and the food is very good and generous portions. Service is very friendly, but it is not a quick stop so don’t be in a hurry. Haddock sandwich was delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MN2NH
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Sylvia’s is a very friendly place with great food. My husband loves Corned Beef Hash and he said Sylvia’s was one of the best he’s ever had (and it’s homemade). I had the Monte Cristo and it was delicious!! We will definitely go back when...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CampinNana
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The breakfast is very good, overall. I had two very large blueberry pancakes ($5.50), which were pretty good with lots of blueberries, although they were a bit dry. Real maple syrup was an extra $1.25. The home fries were excellent (not oily nor salted), and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Easy parking, good food and service with a varied menu. Only problem is the noise level when the place is full.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Edward H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Sylvia's is open early at 4:30 am which is great for birders and folks who want an early start on the road. We traveled with my husband's service dog and he was welcomed as well. Only problem was no honey for his tea(given a nearly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tanya S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I visited Sylvia's cafe this morning for breakfast. It was very busy, but the staff was in total control and everything went soothly. I order $7 which is two eggs home fries and corned beef hash. This meal also comes with toast. The waitress was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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October 4, 2016|
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Response from codiem | Property representative |
I apologize for the untimely response to your question. I just noticed it today. while we do not have a vegan specific portion to our menu I am still confident we could be creative in coming up with a dish that would meet... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-7014
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